Category Archives: Textual study

What Would You Give Up?

Vernon, Florida is a small town located in the state’s panhandle.  It, by reputation, is commonly called “Nub City.”  This moniker was earned in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s.  During this time the area was economically depressed.  It seems … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: God Hates Divorce

“You cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and crying; so He does not regard the offering anymore, nor receive it with goodwill from your hands.  Yet you say ‘For what reason?’  Because the LORD has been … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Is It Useless To Serve God?

 “ ‘Your words have been harsh against Me’ says the LORD, “Yet you say, ‘What have we spoken against You?’  You have said “It is useless to serve God; what profit is it that we have kept His ordinances, and … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Robbing God

“Will a man rob God?  Yet you have robbed Me!  But you say, ‘In what way have we robbed You?’  In tithes and offerings” (Malachi 3:8). The children of Israel had returned from captivity about a century earlier.  Many things … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Not By Might Nor By Power

“This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: ‘Not by might nor by power, but by My spirit,’ says the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6). Immediately before this, Zechariah saw a vision.  The vision included a lampstand of solid … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: A Bag With Holes

“Now therefore, thus says the LORD of hosts: consider your ways!  You have sown much, and bring in little; you eat, but do not have enough; you drink, but you are not filled with drink; you clothe yourselves, but no … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Seek The LORD, Righteousness, and Humility

“Seek the LORD, all you meek of the earth, who have upheld His justice.  Seek righteousness, seek humility.  It may be that you will be hidden in the day of the LORD’s anger” (Zephaniah 2:3). Judgement was coming on the … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Keep Silence Before Him

“But the LORD is in His holy temple.  Let all the earth keep silence before Him” (Habakkuk 2:20). The context concerns idols.  The previous two verses read, “What profit is the image, that its maker should carve it, the molded … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Justice, Mercy and Humility

“He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” (Micah 6:8). The prophet Micah was trying to promote … Continue reading

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Thoughts From The Prophets: Preach the Message That I Tell You

“Arise, go to Nineveh, that great city, and preach to it, the message that I tell you” (Jonah 3:2). These words were said to Jonah.  God, for the second time, was ordering Jonah to go preach to Nineveh (Jonah 3:1-2 … Continue reading

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